OGC Nice President, Jean-Pierre Rivere, has declared there is no room for Hatem Ben Arfa return to the club.
The 30-year-old midfielder, who only managed 1 assist in 23 appearances for PSG last season, have been told he’s free to leave Paris St-Germain after being left out of Unai Emery’s pre-season squad.
With reports linking the Frenchman back to Nice, Rivere told reporters: “He has a very big salary in Paris, and other European clubs are in better positions to interest him,”
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“We were very happy to have him at our place, and it was a beautiful story we shared. However, it is the past and we need to turn the page.”
Ben Arfa scored 17 goals in 34 Ligue1 appearances for OGC Nice two seasons ago before making the switch to Paris St-Germain last season.